Horace Luke, Innovation Chief of HTC Resigned

Tuesday, July 26th 2011. | Gadget News

HTC Corp.’s head of innovation, Horace Luke resigned on April 30, a company spokesperson said Tuesday. HTC said Mr. Luke, who is often cited as one of the pioneering talents behind HTC’s success in its transition to a global smartphone maker from a relatively unknown contract maker, left the company for personal reasons. The company said Scott Croyle, currently vice president of design, has taken over Mr. Luke’s job. Mr. Luke wasn’t immediately available for comment.

HTC gained early market share in the smartphone market through its early adoption of the Android operating system, but analysts say it faces increasing competition in the market. The company, whose market capitalization is close to US$30 billion, is the world’s largest maker of mobile phones using Microsoft Corp.’s Windows operating system by shipments. It has been growing rapidly in terms of shipments and market share in Asia, the U.S. and Europe in recent years. Midday Tuesday in Taipei, HTC shares were up 4.9% at 963 New Taiwan dollars (US$33.34)

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